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Tim

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  1. Thanks for the info. I was pulling some chains to see what was out there and did not want to give this knife an unsubstantiated background. This is way out of my collecting area. Now to find a copy of Best of Coles. The book will cost more than the knife which was $40. New on Amazon $442.78. I would appreciate if a copy of the page could be posted.
  2. I am a bit disappointed. As of June 14, 142 members have examined the Moss Commando/Butcher, but with nary a comment. This is the one place I would expect erudite opinion and additional information about it. Of course, I may now have the freedom to create a back story for this extremely rare (Oh how I hate that word.) and unknown until recently unearthed from the depths of eBay, Commando/Butcher knife. So, here goes. The Moss Cutlery Co., New York, U.S.A. was a small manufacturer of high quality, commercial meat processing knives and a part of S.I.M.C.O. A few of its employe
  3. I had originally placed this interesting knife below on a thread about a S.I.M.C.O. dagger made from a sharping steel. It was not really noticed there. So, I am giving this piece its own thread and hope I receive some profound or otherwise comments. This Knife was made by Moss Cutlery Co., New York, which was owned by the huge Simmons Hardware Co, St. louis, MO. It is marked with the SIMCO shield logo. I am unable to find out much about Moss Cutlery Co. There are some commercial Butcher knives on eBay, but nothing else. The Moss Cutlery Co., New York made knives for the c
  4. The posted is not a good reproduction. The enlisted below looks good, but I would have to see the back.
  5. This Knife was made by Moss Cutlery Co., New York, which was owned by the huge Simmons Hardware Co, St. louis, MO. It is marked with the SIMCO shield logo. I am unable to find out much about Moss Cutlery Co. There are some commercial Butcher knives on eBay, but nothing else. The Moss Cutlery Co., New York made knives for the commercial/butcher trade market. On the grip of the knife is a shield logo with SIMCO on it. Let me qualify this, but I think this means Simmons Company as in Simmons Hardware Co. They were notorious for buying small companies making high quality products and se
  6. It is a Cadet M1874 belt plate made by Robbins, Addleboro MA, ca 1900. Robbin made several versions for different retailers. This link will be of interest. http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?116956-The-Post-American-Civil-War-Eagle-belt-plate
  7. I have two of them. The other needs to be properly photographed.
  8. This sword was made in Germany by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen Germany for the importer/distributor N.S. Meyer, New York. Based on the Trademarks it dates to the 1950's. Before WWII Ames, M.C. Lilley and later Lilley-Ames made NCOs for only Horstmann, the USMC supplier. Most collectors do not know that before WWII there were two levels of NCO sword, one for sergeants and the other for staff sergeants and above. Wouldn't that make an interesting thread.
  9. Tim

    What is it?

    The experts for this British style sword are at www.swordforum.com. Some additional photos will help.
  10. Ca 1930. Hard to find with that mark, usually private labeled.
  11. This a more accurate, edited version of the above The moderator may want to change it. That symbol is was, according to The American Fraternal Sword Book (page140), used by the Patriotic Sons of America. They were a xenophobic society. The sword itself was made by Ames Sword Co. around 1900, but is not shown in their catalog and so it was a special order. You will see that symbol on their camp charters shown at:http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/posa.htm There were lot of paramilitary groups that had special swords.The KKK in particular. xen·o·pho·bic zenəˈfōb
  12. That symbol is was, according to The American Fraternal Sword Book, used by the Patriotic Sons of America. They were a xenophobic society. The sword itself was made by Ames Sword Co. around 1900, but is not shown in their catalog and so it was a special order. There were lot of paramilitary groups that had special swords.The KKK in particular. xen·o·pho·bic zenəˈfōbik,ˌzēnəˈfōbik/ adjective adjective: xenophobic having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  13. Before we get too far along, you should check this link. http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?107728-The-last-USMC-NCO-sword&highlight=USMC+nco www.swordforum.com specializes in swords. Bent and Bush was a retailer that could not actually manufacture swords, so it sold them private labeled. The USMC was small and the HQ was closer to Philadelphia; where it could have swords assembled to suit at Horstmann. I have come to the conclusion that all USMC swords were made in the US until 1942, but the usually contain German blades etc. This link goes into this. http://www.swordfor
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